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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:47:36

City of origin of the band ‘they might be giants’... and go...

isabellerossignol Sun 29-Sep-19 21:34:17

What Grammy winning musician worked as a backing singer on Michael Jackson's Bad world tour in the late 80s?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 21:37:03

@Violetparis it was Blitz

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 21:37:05

Quincy Jones?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 21:37:50

Aah, I don't think QJ was a backing singer...

rosegoldwatcher Sun 29-Sep-19 21:41:06

Sheryl Crow.

What is the real name of Scritti Politti frontman Green?

Violetparis Sun 29-Sep-19 21:44:09

Thanks tommyshaircut

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 22:06:05


Which 80s band was Edwyn Collins lead singer with?

kalinkafoxtrot45 Sun 29-Sep-19 22:08:10

Orange Juice.

Who was the lead singer of Ultravox before Midge Ure?

WildRosie Sun 29-Sep-19 22:09:03

Orange Juice.

Icehouse had a UK hit with Hey Little Girl. Which country did they come from ?

WildRosie Sun 29-Sep-19 22:09:56

John Foxx.

VQ1970 Sun 29-Sep-19 22:13:31

What was the first song played on MTV?

MrsGarethSouthgate Sun 29-Sep-19 22:16:45

Video killed the radio star.

Who sang 'Say hello, wave goodbye'?

MarthasGinYard Sun 29-Sep-19 22:22:01

Soft cell

Which 80's male artist worked in a loo roll factory in the southsmile

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 22:22:25

Soft Cell

I think Icehouse were Australian?

Which Edinburgh duo had a hit with Since Yesterday (and later a minor hit with a cover of Jolene)?

Dontgobacktorockville Sun 29-Sep-19 22:23:14

Soft Cell

What film clip prefaces the Kate Bush song the Hounds of Love?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 22:23:34

Strawberry Switchblade.

Dontgobacktorockville Sun 29-Sep-19 22:24:24

Strawberry switchblade sang Since yesterday

TwigTheWonderKid Sun 29-Sep-19 22:35:14

Who wrote Sinead O'Connor's hit Nothing Compares to U and Chaka Khan's I Feel for You?

MarthasGinYard Sun 29-Sep-19 22:35:31


TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 22:46:12

The Hounds of Love clip "It's in the trees! It's coming!" is from the 39 Steps. (I think)

What was Mel and Kim's surname?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 22:49:40


xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 22:52:46

Who wrote "I want that man" performed by Debbie Harry?

TwigTheWonderKid Sun 29-Sep-19 23:10:46

The Thompson Twins.

Which 80s song is MTV’s most played music video of all time?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 23:12:29

Not sure about most played but I'm guessing MJ's Thriller since it usually comes top in music video charts.

Tarrarra Sun 29-Sep-19 23:39:01

Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel is the most pla her mtv video. Who released the album 3 Feet high and rising?

barcodescanner Mon 30-Sep-19 00:12:58

@Bluesheep8 Eloise by The Damned

3 feet high and rising by De La Soul

Who wanted us to 'whip it good?'

xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 00:29:17

Whip it good - Divo

xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 00:56:09

The song "Shaddup you face" prevented which artist and song from reaching the number one spot in 1981?

custardbear Mon 30-Sep-19 03:37:59


Which band named themselves after a line from a Scritti Politti song?

* ref the question a while back, Green Gartsides real name is Paul Strohmeyer

custardbear Mon 30-Sep-19 03:38:38

Ultravox.... (see below)

Bluesheep8 Mon 30-Sep-19 05:51:57

@custardbear....I will be watching for the answer to the scritti politti question, it's going to bug me all day!

custardbear Mon 30-Sep-19 06:16:10


isabellerossignol Mon 30-Sep-19 07:02:41

Wet Wet Wet named themselves after a line from a Scritti Politti song

KatherineJaneway Mon 30-Sep-19 07:50:41

Which band named themselves after a line from a Scritti Politti song?

There She Was after the song, Boom! There She Was.

Who sang 'You're givin' me the chills, baby, please baby don't'

custardbear Mon 30-Sep-19 08:13:58

@Bluesheep8 @isabellerossignol got it right - Wet Wet Wet 🥳

KatherineJaneway Mon 30-Sep-19 08:49:17


kalinkafoxtrot45 Mon 30-Sep-19 09:10:16

Toni Basil - Mickey

What was Duran Duran’s 2nd single release?

rosegoldwatcher Mon 30-Sep-19 09:19:01

@custardbear - correct - Paul Strohmeyer - changed to Gartside. (He lived in my hometown in the early 70s.

custardbear Mon 30-Sep-19 10:20:12

@rosegoldwatcher - I'm so jealous!! I LOVED Green when I was younger - wish they'd done more stuff!

KatherineJaneway Mon 30-Sep-19 11:10:18

Careless Memories

Who sang 'If This Is It'?

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 11:14:10

Huey Lewis and The News.

Who sang I Am The Beat ?

woodhill Mon 30-Sep-19 11:16:29

The look

Who did "Walk out to Winter"?

bookwormsforever Mon 30-Sep-19 12:31:43

Aztec Camera! Fantastic track.

Which two bands sang Only You in the 80s?

isabellerossignol Mon 30-Sep-19 12:35:48

Only You was Yazoo and The Flying Pickets

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 13:00:02

What was The Flying Pickets' follow-up single ?

KatherineJaneway Mon 30-Sep-19 13:14:06

When You're Young and in Love

Apart from The Power Of Love, what was the other Huey Lewis and The News song on the Back to the Future soundtrack?

TinDogTavern Mon 30-Sep-19 13:38:21

Back in Time

What was the surname of the Five Star family?

xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 13:53:34


xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 13:54:46

Only know because Gary Davies keeps playing an audio clip of her every week on Sounds is the 80s.

xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 13:58:52

What is the name of the single and artist in which Ade Edmonson appeared as Durand Durand in the music video of?

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 17:53:02

Pass. Can I get this going again please ? Sorry, xsquared !

What is the name of Barbra Streisand's 1980 album that has Barry Gibb all over it ?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 30-Sep-19 17:56:20


What’s the full name of Birmingham all woman band Fuzzbox?

tommyshaircut Mon 30-Sep-19 18:16:04

We've got a fuzzbox and we're going to use it ??
Who's first album was Fantastic ?

tommyshaircut Mon 30-Sep-19 18:21:41

The Ade Emondson one is Fuzzbox- international rescue

wowfudge Mon 30-Sep-19 18:22:19


Who had Love on a Farm Boy's Wages

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 20:11:30


Who was the winner of the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest ? What was the song ? Which country ?

tommyshaircut Mon 30-Sep-19 20:12:35

Was it Nicole from Germany with 'a little peace' ?
What was the uk entry that year ?

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 20:25:27

Correct. I know the British 1982 entry but I'll let someone else answer.

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 21:13:13

To hell with it. Waited long enough. It was One Step Further by Bardo ( a kind of Bucks Fizz duo).

What was the name of the short-lived duo formed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman ?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Mon 30-Sep-19 21:22:58

Well it wasn't 10cc...

woodhill Mon 30-Sep-19 21:34:18

I know the hit

Building a bridge to your heart?

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 30-Sep-19 21:40:42

Cheryl Baker's real name is Rita I think.

Who is Derek Dick better known as?

SomethingSpecialzz Mon 30-Sep-19 21:45:24

Derek Dick: Man out of marillion

What style council song started with.... we don’t have to take this crap...

woodhill Mon 30-Sep-19 21:46:43

Walls come tumbling down

rosegoldwatcher Mon 30-Sep-19 21:48:03

Derek Dick is Fish from Marillion?
Who did Elizabeth Frazer record with (and what song title) never to be released due to his untimely death?

woodhill Mon 30-Sep-19 21:48:54

Whose album was Pelican West?

SomethingSpecialzz Mon 30-Sep-19 21:51:16

Elizabeth f; coctaou twins

Who was billy Bragg talking about politics to on his album...

SomethingSpecialzz Mon 30-Sep-19 21:52:30

Sorry billy Bragg talking about poetry not politics...

FatLassNumber1 Mon 30-Sep-19 21:58:27

Pelican West - was that Haircut 100?

Who sang Boxerbeat?

rosegoldwatcher Mon 30-Sep-19 22:04:13

@SomethingSpecialzz - No!
All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun with Jeff Buckley.

WildRosie Mon 30-Sep-19 22:04:27


Zoom was a 1982 hit for Fat ** Band.

PloptheBarnOwl Mon 30-Sep-19 22:12:18

The Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman duo was called Wax. They did indeed have a hit with Bridge to Your Heart.

Which supermodel released a (ruddy awful) hit album in 1994?

xsquared Mon 30-Sep-19 22:20:53

Naomi Campbell

What was the name of said album?

wowfudge Mon 30-Sep-19 22:23:53

Zoom - Fat Larry's Band
Naomi Campbell

Name Tight Fit's follow up to The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

CandyLeBonBon Mon 30-Sep-19 22:46:12

Fantasy island

What was the name of the model in billy ocean's video 'get out of my dreams'?

isabellerossignol Tue 01-Oct-19 08:42:30

Was Naomi Campbells album called something like Swan. Or The Swan.

Or was that her attempt at breaking into the world of literature?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Tue 01-Oct-19 08:44:41

I think a ghost writer wrote a book...

wowfudge Tue 01-Oct-19 10:22:24

Her album was Babywoman.

WildRosie Tue 01-Oct-19 11:22:09

Name Jim Diamond's two solo singles.

wowfudge Tue 01-Oct-19 11:35:11

Should Have Known Better
Hi Ho Silver

Who had a hit with a cover of California Dreamin'?

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 12:03:02

Try again re Naomi Campbell's album.

CandyLeBonBon Tue 01-Oct-19 12:19:12


Who originally recorded 'tainted Love'

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 12:34:22

Gloria Jones.

I'm asking again, what is the title of Naomi Campbell's album?

wowfudge Tue 01-Oct-19 12:39:25

What do you mean try again @xsquared?

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 12:44:30

Nobody has got the Naomi Campbell album right yet @wowfudge.

wowfudge Tue 01-Oct-19 12:47:33

I have @xsquared

wowfudge Tue 01-Oct-19 12:48:01

At 10:22!

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 12:59:26

Apologies, I was replying to an earlier post.

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 13:49:35

Who sang backing vocals and played guitar on Elton John's Nikita?

WildRosie Tue 01-Oct-19 14:22:52

Nik Kershaw played guitar. George Michael sang backup.

What was Jimmy Tarbuck's only charting single (I have a copy😜) ?

isabellerossignol Tue 01-Oct-19 14:45:18

*Marco, merrick, terry lee, gary tibbs and yours truly
In the naughty north and in the sexy south
We're all singing I have the mouth*

Probably an easy one if you are old enough but...who was singing about their own band and what was the track?

maslinpan Tue 01-Oct-19 14:47:38

Adam Ant, Ant Music.

The real surname of the two brothers in Japan?

WildRosie Tue 01-Oct-19 15:51:27


What was The Who's first album featuring Kenney Jones ?

CandyLeBonBon Tue 01-Oct-19 16:14:06

I'm also asking again: who was the model who appeared in the billy ocean video 'get out of my dreams (and into my car)?

No one has answered yet!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Tue 01-Oct-19 17:07:21

I’ve just watched the video and have no idea! Is she famous?

rosegoldwatcher Tue 01-Oct-19 18:44:56

Not famous enough to be worth a mention on Wikipedia or imdb!

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Tue 01-Oct-19 18:47:41

Was it you @CandyLeBonBon?

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 20:11:23

I think you'll have to put us out of our misery @CandyLeBonBon.

threesenoughthanks Tue 01-Oct-19 20:22:26

Was The Who album "face dances"?
Who sang Help with Bananarama for Comic Relief (all three names)

xsquared Tue 01-Oct-19 20:26:48

Lananeeneenoonoo. AKA Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Kathy Burke.

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